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city-wide sooner rather than later and make the investment and make sure we keep it on track so that it is a viable city-wide program to expand and make easier bike use throughout the city. and, so, this past spring, in fact, i authored a resolution and colleagues passed it unanimously urging the mta to quickly move to a city-wide expansion after the launch of the pilot program. now with the pilot program is in place, i'm requesting a hearing ~. however, the mta will report on the experience so far in terms of the data and usage and challenges around the bike share program, and where the agency will give its thoughts as well as the mayor's office and transportation authority about how we can have a timely shift to a city-wide program. so, i look forward to the conversation and i know we'll all work very hard to make this a reality. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, today i'm
introducing a resolution to authorize the san francisco department of public health to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $1,4 39,000 for the san francisco safe routes to school program ~. the safe routes to school program promotes walking and biking to and from schools throughout san francisco. i have made pedestrian safety a priority since coming into office and nowhere is it more important than around schools. this important work helps reduce the traffic around schools while encouraging pedestrian and bike safety among our young residents. the safety of our children is a huge issue of concern for us as a community. we are a city that prides itself in sustainability. this grant will help educate a new generation about alternative transportation measures such as bicycling and walking, but also advocates for
healthier life-styles. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor yee. supervisor avalos. >> thank you, madam clerk. a couple aye at ~ items for introduction. one, i've asked the city attorney to help craft legislation about a nuisance business in my district. i'm very, very supportive of local businesses and commercial corridors in my district. mission street, broad street forming my district is ocean avenue as well. one business in particular that has been quite harmful to our community on the corner of excelsior and mission street there is a met stop. you may have seen last night ktbu did a story about the impact of this business and on the neighborhood. net stop is an internet cafe and what you don't see is that people are using the net stop site for typical business. you see it as an internet cafe.
there is sweep stakes winning. you can win up to 50, $200 a night and it's drawing in a lot of people who are there under a loophole who are able to gamble. you know, while we can't -- been working for months trying to figure out how to close the loophole. i have to try and find another method to close this place down to make sure there are not drug sales going on there, not car thefts going on there that have risen because this place net stop has [speaker not understood] since it opened up. edth neighborhood has felt besieged by net stop. [speaker not understood] who are being harassed by patrons at net stop and we can't tolerate it any longer. last week i had a community meeting with the district attorney, with the police chief and police captain, ingleside station community members as well as the owners of the property, not the actual tenant who is running the business but
the owners of the property, and it was quite clear that we need to find more tools to make sure that this business conducts itself in a more proper manner. if the business cannot do that's correct i'm going to look at how we can shut it down. so, i'm requesting support from the city attorney to see how we can actually find some real teeth to work towards bringing this business into compliance and that would support all the other businesses in the corridor who are seeing their work and their custom dramatically deteriorate because people afraid to go by mission and excelsior avenue in the excelsior district. my other item for introduction is a hearing request based on the budget analyst report of prosac, park recreation open space advisory committee, and the open space fund and the rec and park department's acquisition code. over the past few years we have
approved five acquisitions of private property for the -- from the open space fund, for the public uses. the most recent one was 24th street, noe valley, i approved that, i voted to approve that acquisition, but i also in the process noted that there are a lot of parts of san francisco that are considered high needs areas that actually are in need of being able to find greater open space for recreation in the city. i want to make sure that as the city -- budget analyst report indicates there is a discrepancy between the actual acquisition policy and the rec and park department and what is actually in the park code about how we should designate certain high needs areas for acquisition of property for open space. so, this hearing, hope to have in the next month, and i do want to thank the budget analyst for their report and i want to thank the rec and park
department for their cooperation as well as many members of prosac for their contributions and input on the report as well. and the rest i'll submit. >> thank you, supervisor avalos. supervisor campos. >> thank you, madam chair. i have a couple of items. i do want to begin my comments today by asking for a moment of silence. i think that where so many of us in this country who are sick and tired of turning on the news and hearing about yet another mass shooting, the most recently 12 people left dead. once again, because of the availability of guns, including to people who clearly have mental health issues. so, if i may ask. [moment of silence] >> thank you.
i have a couple of items today. the first item is an item that i have been working with former supervisor bevan dufty on and it's a hearing request to be held at the neighborhood services and public safety committee on the possibility of co-locating supportive housing in conjunction with the seismic replacement of the city's animal care and control facility. oftentimes individuals with pets or companions, companion animals are reluctant to enter shelters when their service animal is not allowed to live there and is forced to be kept on separate floors. so, i think some of the questions that we'd like to get answers for are whether supportive housing, shelter housing, or hybrid can be
developed that enables individuals with companion animals and pets to access homelessness. the fact you have companion animal should not be a barrier for you to no longer have to sleep on the streets. this possibility could also lead to vocational and therapeutic opportunities in such a facility. so, we will be holding a hearing at the neighborhood services committee in the near future. the second item is an item that i'm introducing with respect to vincentian villa unit, senior low-income housing in the district. it was developed by st. vincent de paul in 1972 in to response to displacement because of redevelopment in the 1960s. in august of this year, hud's
40 year mortgage on the property matured and in order to obtain funds to support st. vincent de paul's other charitable programs, that organization decided to sell the property to ghc housing partners. this entity will rehab the units and has commit today maintain those units for low-income seniors. of course, we want to do everything we can to make sure we allow low-income seniors to continue to live in the city. this entity will also begin a social service program for residents, a program that was nonexistent before. for these reasons i will be asking for your support of a resolution that i'm introducing today that would authorize an application to the california debt limit allocation committee for revenue bonds for vincentian villa. this financing conduit does not -- the city does not require that the city pledge any
financial commitment or repayment of the bonds. but again it's an opportunity to make sure that we protect senior housing and i want to thank the mayor's office of housing for the work on this item. the last item simply, just to let people know that i know that a lot of attention has been given and i think everyone in this city has had their heart broken because of the incident that happened at holley park with where tragically the mother was taken from her 11 month old child because of being hit and run over by a maintenance truck of the rec and park department. i'm in conversations with that department and we will be holding a hearing on the policies and procedures that are followed in terms of ensuring the safety of people in our parks and recreational space, and that hearing will be held in early october. we're trying to finalize a date. we want to make sure that we
have that conversation as soon as possible. and we will be announcing an exact date and time at the neighborhood services and safety committee very shortly. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor campos. mr. president, seeing no other names on the roster, that concludes roll call for introductions. >> okay. at this time why don't we move now to general public comment. >> the public now has the opportunity for up to two minutes on item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board including items on the adoption without reference to committee calendar. please note that public comment is not allowed on those items which have already been subject to public comment by a board committee pursuant to board rule 4.22. please direct your remarks to the board as a whole and not to individual supervisors and not to the audience. speakers using translation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time to testify. and if you would like a document to be displayed on the overhead projector, please clearly state such to sfgtv and
then remove the document when the screen should return to live coverage of the meeting. >> thank you. first speaker. hello, san francisco supervisors. good evening. i wish every one of you can give me few second, few minutes to understand why i'm here today. you know my name abdul angel. as american egyptian, i am here coming today on behalf of the young children who live around us. young children have become [speaker not understood] abused by their own parents and close relative. my ex-wife one of them.
i've been shot in my mouth and i keep it in my earnest heart what happened to her when she was young, 14 year old. she becoming child abused by her parents and her brother. many other people who becoming victimized like her, they beginning to talk about it. they also write a book like you see here. [speaker not understood], she is not the first one. my ex-wife olivia [speaker not understood], she is not the last one. we should [speaker not understood] one of our supervisor, man or woman, to put the time to make a law or new law to protect these lovely children around us.
ladies and gentlemen, i don't care if man or woman of you coming with law, to do something else, because i am going to see our and my friend the governor of california to do something else to protect these [inaudible]. thank you. god bless you. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors. stop the corporate rape of our public library. don't give money to the friends of the library. don't accept money from the friends of the library. the laws are there to designed to protect the public interest never work because there is no one to enforce them. certainly not the board of supervisors. i have pointed out that for a number of years the city librarian in san francisco has received from the friends of the library both a discretionary fund and an external consultants fund totaling 65,000 per year. these used to be called slush funds. the reason there are laws to require the gifts to public employees be reported is so that we can know if those
public employees or serving the public interest or their loyalty is being purchased by those who have the ability to give them gifts. well unction the friends of the library have no agreement with the city. the friends do have an agreement with the city librarian and the terms of it are that the city librarian will monitor quarterly reports from the friends regarding finances. the city librarian has now admitted that the quarterly reports were never produced since the agreement was created in 2005. this is the kind of exemption from accountability from everyone knows the personal gifts buy and that disclosure of gifts was designed to prevent. we now have the california state fair political practices commission investigating the failure to report 65,000 per year in gifts, but no one from the city of san francisco is investigating the loss of resources to the public in san francisco and certainly no one is investigating the damage to the democracy that has been
perpetrated to conceal this grant. if you think about it, these gifts are sort of extortion racket to prevent the [speaker not understood] from exposure. no wonder they were never reported. the reason was no matter how much damage is caused to the city, the supervisors and individuals or beneficiaries, david chiu having me arrested doesn't solve society's problems and the lies cost money. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors and president chiu. i have graphics. i went looking [speaker not understood] and here's a picture. i'm in the lake there in the drain speckles lake. month and a half ago [speaker not understood], can you see it? it's dated 1917 by the city and county. and i found some other, few
coins old, propellers and stuff. i did find a boat that sank 100 years ago. i'm going to show it to you. speckled lake, i think it was 1890 something that it started. so, i just wanted to show you that. ♪ there's a little hotel [speaker not understood] at the city junction city hall junction there is a little hotel at the shady rest at the city hall supervisor function city hall junction and lots of curves, lots of words at the city junction city hall function and there comes city [speaker not understood] it's the moving kind of budget slow at the junction city hall junction
and lots of rules keeping cool lots of land will take a public stand at the city junction and here comes mayor lee he's gonna make us free and here's supervisor you and president chiu we're gonna visit you at the city hall junction all aboard city hall - toot-toot - junction (applause) ladies and gentlemen of the audience and board of supervisors, good afternoon. for the record, my name is emil lawrence. i've been a resident of the city and county of san francisco for 44-1/2 years.
the reason for my talk today is very briefly this. the they wrote in the chronicle yesterday or the day before that the 49ers' biggest nightmare was the seattle sea hawks, but they're wrong. the biggest nightmare was the board of supervisors here in san francisco. they are officially leaving, which now leaves a hole and a gap in city revenues. and now you have a stadium that's most likely going to be ripped down. the problem with that is this. prior to coming here today, the second biggest nightmare in this city are citations for no god dam reason at all. $58 and i can't even understand why i was given it. i get 40 to 50 of these a year.
as a san francisco resident and taxi driver. i don't have privileges like you do to park in separate spaces where we don't get fined, but we get fined inadvertently for no reason at all. and i bring this to your attention because i'm tired of going down to one south van ness to the mta and explaining to some idiot there what the problem is only to find out he's looking at me through bullet proof glass and telling me he can't solve the problem. so, i bring it back to your attention is this... you have the loss of revenues here. you can't keep jacking up the citation prices in the city. you're running people out of san francisco. you're running them to the peninsula, you're running them all the way down to santa clara like the 49ers and you better start thinking about ti thank you for your time on this issue. >> next speaker.
hello, good afternoon, supervisors. my name is douglas yip and i've lived here in san francisco for 61 years. i would like to direct my comments regarding topic nobody wants to talk about, but it does exist because i see the effects every day. a dead gay man died near the end of 1999. he used to work at san francisco general hospital next to me. and eventually one of my friends in new orleans says, wait for the voodoo curse because sooner or later it will manifest itself when people don't expect it. i myself call it the dead man's curse, ask colin [speaker not understood] what happened to him. secondly, ask the giants why they have so much bad luck. thirdly, ask the gay community
who refuses to discuss a dead gay man. what happened to your community center on market and octavia? what happened to the pride parade? in my opinion, it's all in the dead man's curse. nobody can control it. it's up to the voodoo doctors in new orleans. they even have the effect on the room fire, how much money did the city lose in revenues because of that fire? that had to be a supernatural occurrence. i blame it on the dead man's curse. so, let the mayor's office and the board of supervisors continue to ignore the dead gay man, but all i have to say is beware the shadow of joseph [speaker not understood]. it comes when it shows up and nobody is safe. nobody is safe. thank you.
>> next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors. my name is spencer ghosh. i've been a resident of san francisco 30 years. i've been a building inspector the city and county 33 years. i'm here not because i want to, but i have to. the building inspection has become corrupt [speaker not understood] by those entrusted with its leadership. i have previously complained in writing to my union to investigate and eliminate the hostile work environment at the building inspection [speaker not understood]. nothing was done. i subsequently have appeared at the building inspection commission to request they investigate the hostile work environment created by their appointees. nothing was done. i subsequently wrote the mayor, board of supervisors, city attorney -- are you listening, mr. chiu?
the building inspection commission mayor failed to provide oversight as required by the charter condoning government sanctioned racism. i have not been shy calling them the corrupt racists they are. recently a grand jury report was released which confirmed most of the problems i brought up along with some others. the dbi responses typically denial of problems. previous grand jury report issued 10 years ago and equally damning is basically ignored. [speaker not understood] current report will also be ignored and nothing done. i am here to request [speaker not understood] involvement. the building inspection commission is about to choose a new director possibly as soon as tomorrow. [speaker not understood] elected representatives of san francisco not yet committed to perpetuating corruption or racism in dbi must immediately call the mayor and commissioners request they not choose any of the persons who are currently departmental political appointees as director. are you listening, mr. chiu? you should further schedule and hold hearings about dbi to allow you to grasp a firm understanding of the corruption of racism and who in that
department is allowing it to occur. i [speaker not understood] all seem to be failing. we have a corrupt department, [inaudible]. >> thank you very much. next speaker. thank you. next speaker. good afternoon, president chiu, members of the board of supervisors. my name is dale c. moore and i give the tenderloin walking tooerx. i'm here today to allow you for [speaker not understood] in the tenderloin. what a great time we had. there were smiles and partying and screaming and yelling and people could walk across any street without being hit by the number 31 bus. we had a great time. i've been in the tenderloin 30 years and when i walk through the tenderloin [speaker not understood] i have tears in my eyes because i have never seen the tenderloin like that. through your generosity and the generosity of sunday streets i was given a boost to promote my tours and since then i've
gotten tours from that sunday that i spent promoting my tours. it was really a great deal. and again, i invite the city board of supervisors to come out on the tours. i've taken supervisor kim's office out and i've taken ex-supervisor bevan dufty's office out. i extend that invitation to you all. come out and be a tenderloin street walker for one day and walk with the tenderloin walking tours. second, on thursday i'm running for a open seat on the local homeless coordinating board. so, the supervisors that know me and know my character on the board, i appreciate if they could give me some support for this seat. and if i am afforded the seat, i will give the city of san francisco a wonderful job in promoting more services for the homeless. i've been homeless 15 years myself so i know both ends of the barrel. so, i appreciate any kind of support i can get from the other supervisors.
thanks, and again, thanks for that sunday streets. it was awesome. i know supervisor kim, it was in her district, she was out of town for that weekend. her aides why there and a lot of people were here, it was a great time. thanks again. >> thanks, mr. simmer. next speaker. (applause) hi, i'm [speaker not understood] in the tenderloin and i want to give you a 911 report. this is for you supervisor staff down here. [speaker not understood] go down to the transbay [speaker not understood] for observance at [speaker not understood]. i would leave my house at 5 o'clock in the morning and get there at 6:00 and return home after karaoke [speaker not understood]. that was a 911 report for me. but i'm here also to [speaker not understood] a young man spoke here on 911 about golfing. he talked about integrity.
so, i thought i would read a poem that i was inspired by him. it's called something inside of me so strong. how you build your barriers the taller i become. the farther you take my rights away, the faster i will run. you can deny me. you can decide to turn your face away. no matter the cost. something inside of me is so strong. i know that i can make it. those of you who are doing me wrong, so wrong, you thought that my pride was gone. oh, no, something inside of me so strong. oh, oh, oh, something inside of me so strong. the more you refuse to hear our voices and my voiceses, the louder i will sing and we will talk. you hide behind the walls of jericho. your walls will come tumbling. [speaker not understood]. my light will shine brightly. it will blind you because there is something inside of us all
so strong. so, we come to you today to san francisco. we know [speaker not understood]. thank you for the job that in this the 215 medical american incident saving people's lives. we are not a country made of guns and killing and mental health. we need to do the right thing and we hope today in san francisco [speaker not understood] will get the word to you all. thank you. something inside of me. >> thank you very much. next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors. my name is john [speaker not understood] and i'm here on a different sort of campaign today to represent to you the interests of u.s. service members and u.s. veterans currently here in the united states and elsewhere in the country. and i just wanted to start off by indicating to you this [speaker not understood] in the middle.
but it basically shows a list of items, [speaker not understood] documents that you use to present when you're looking for work including looking for work with the u.s. military. listed here, the latitude and longitude. there is a reason i put latitude and longitude there. of course, all of earth is divided up into sections, part of which we call latitude and the other part be called the longitude. and with that, i just want to conclude with the lord's prayer. our father who art in heaven, hal owed be your name. your kingdom come. your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. lead us not into temptation, but deliver